Negative Speech: An Analysis Of Women's Keynote Suffrage

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America Adame
Mrs.Gonzalez
Engl 1302.S63
12 Feb ,2018
Women’s Suffrage
Elizabeth is very well known for empowering the first movement in pushing for society especially men recognize women as actual citizens. She is especially known for the speech she did in Seneca falls and her use of rhetorical devices to make sure she has people’s attention and show how serious she was about the subject. In Seneca Falls Keynote Address, Elizabeth Cady Stanton uses anaphora’s, metaphors and allusion to persuade the audience to show that women should be treated equally just like men and should be more appreciated. Due to this speech it started the whole revolution in making sure women would be granted more rights as American citizens.
To begin with, Elizabeth was one of the leading activist for the women’s suffrage movement in the early 19th century. On 1848 Seneca Falls Women’s conventions is when Stanton made her appearance in speaking about women’s rights.
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Such as, in paragraph 4 “but we assembled to protest against a form of government existing without the consent of the governed” She reference the declaration of independence to make her point more clear. It shows event though we made a declaration for independence it would make women eligible to have the same rights as men but instead weren’t cared enough to make sure men would guarantied their rights. In addition, she also used “and it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy.” She used this allusion to compare it to a passage from the bible. She compared it to joel 2:28 in using that your sons and your daughters shall prophesy in using it to make sure that the future generation should not be experiencing the same problems they are. It is important to show that even in the bible everyone is equal and why they should allow women to vote and much
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